An emotional Luis Suarez launched a furious rant against FIFA after Uruguay were eliminated from the World Cup.
Two goals from Giorgian De Arrascaeta secured the South American nation a 2-0 win over Ghana at the Al Janoub Stadium, but South Korea 2-1 comeback victory over Portugal left both teams tied on four points and the same goal difference, but Uruguay had scored two fewer goals – so were eliminated.
Uruguay’s players were left furious with the officiating in their match with Suarez’s teammate Edinson Cavani denied a penalty in a hugely contentious decision late on with referee Daniel Siebert surrounded by a swarm of angry Uruguay players as he made his way off the pitch at the end of the match.
Cavani summed up Uruguay’s anger as he punched the VAR pitchside monitor to the ground as he made his way off the pitch while Suarez, who had been substituted off earlier in the encounter, was left inconsolable in the dugouts in a flood of tears at the end of the match.
Suarez explained to TeleDoce after the game when asked to sum up his emotions: “I feel sadness and disappointment.
They are not excuses, but incredible penalties are being awarded in this World Cup. And there is the committee of referees and FIFA, and they have to try to explain themselves better, at least.”
Suarez then explained that after the game he tried to meet his wife and children to give them a hug, but he was denied by FIFA.